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The Sidney Wood Show: Obamacare Deadline Coming Soon

The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and millions of Americans will be receiving insurance cards on January 1, 2014 for the very first time. Now is the time to answer all […]

WAOK-AM–12/13/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Foreign Policy…It’s Not Sexy but Necessary

What is the role of America on the world stage today? Force or finesse? Military might or strategic diplomacy? Today on the Sidney Wood Show we explored everything from President Obama’s handshake to reduced sanctions […]

WAOK-AM–12/11/2013

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Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton: Hot Button Monday!

On today’s show, Reverend Al Sharpton was joined by Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson for “Hot Button Monday!” Together, they covered a wide range of topics derived from callers’ issues. One of the top subjects was […]

WAOK-AM–11/25/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been elected to a second term. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Re-Elected

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was elected to a second term, defeating three little-known challengers as he continues to raise his profile overseeing a key city in the South.

11/06/2013

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In Georgia, Cheers For Their Shutdown Congressman

Undeterred, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is stepping up his criticism of President Barack Obama’s health care law and defending his role in last month’s partial government shutdown, even though tea party demands weren’t met to dismantle it.

11/04/2013

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Georgains

On PowerTalk with Mrs. Lorraine Jacques-White Federal workers in Atlanta to be furloughed. The government shutdown could possibly affect as many as 2,000 members of the Georgia National Guard. Many of the 15,000 members are […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2013

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Mo Ivory: Update On Syria – In Plain English

It seems we have a deal on the table. President Barack Obama spoke to Americans Tuesday night to explain the crisis in Syria, address the concerns many Americans have about getting involved in another war […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

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Sept. 10 Ceremony To Recognize Bombing Victims

Congressional leaders will hold a ceremony Sept. 10 in Washington to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on the four girls killed by a bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.

08/24/2013

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Brother: Ga. School Shooter Changed As A Teen

The 20-year-old man who police say went to an Atlanta-area school heavily armed and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering was a normal kid growing up, but began to change as a teenager and engage in behavior that was threatening to others, his brother said.

08/23/2013

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